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The Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam recently issued Notification 3280/TB-SHTT, which provides guidance on filing appeals against disclaimers made by the office, which were submitted before 15 January 2018 and remain unresolved.
18 March 2020
Following two meetings held by IP Vietnam and the Vietnam Intellectual Property Association in December 2019, IP Vietnam has clarified several key examination practices and highlighted possible changes to the relevant regulations.
09 March 2020
The People’s Court of Phu Tho Province has considered the first case involving the criminal liability of a corporate entity for IP crimes under Vietnam’s new Penal Code.
30 January 2020
With the Summer Olympics taking place in Tokyo and the protection for geographical indications on the horizon in Russia, we head east to determine what experts in Asia and Oceania have learned from 2019 and how brand owners in these jurisdictions can best prepare for the next 12 months.
19 December 2019
Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology has recently issued proposed amendments to the Intellectual Property Law. One of the aims is to bring Vietnam’s legislation into line with the new generation of free trade agreements - namely, the CPTPP and the EVFTA.
16 December 2019
In the latest edition of our regular series on physical markets around the world that reportedly engage in the trade of fake goods, we head to Vietnam.
25 November 2019
A new report documents the counterfeit trends it expects to shape brand protection efforts in 2020. WTR identifies the most valuable takeaways from the report and the actions that brand owners should be taking.
13 November 2019
On 30 September 2019 Vietnam presented its instrument of accession to the Hague System to WIPO. Vietnam is now a member of all three international registration systems, in addition to the PCT system for patents and the Madrid system for trademarks.
10 October 2019
The General Department of Vietnam Customs has issued Official Letter No 5189/TCHQ-GSQL, which gives strict directions to customs departments at both the central and provincial level to inspect and control imported and exported goods.
03 October 2019
The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, which was signed on 30 June 2019, has been described by the European Union as “the most ambitious free trade deal ever concluded with a developing country”. The agreement is expected to bring many changes to Vietnam’s IP regulations.
09 September 2019
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